Photo: charlott markus
During the exhibition The Painted Bird Marres organises a familyworkshop painting as a bodily experience. The workshop learns participatns not only to use their eyes but also the rest of their body in experiencing paintings.
Painting is such an obvious visual phenomenon that we rarely experience it as a call to sensory action. Instead of acting upon them, we read and try to understand paintings. We contemplate their themes and meanings. We discuss expression, gesture, emotion, and even the rules of representation. We don’t smell the paint, touch or lick it. We don’t allow our bodies to follow the brushstrokes. We rarely lie down and find new perspectives. We don’t imitate figures or animals in paintings. Paintings are thus radically emancipated from bodily movement or broad sensory perception. Why is that? Many will say that the body is not needed in the appreciation of painting. Today we are going to explore the opposite.
Dates: 23, 26, 30 April and 3 May 2017 | Time: 3 – 4.30 PM
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Children (up till 16 years): 5 euro
Parents: valid entrance ticket 15 euro, Museumcard 5 euro